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Sometimes You Just Cant Help Yourself

This is a discussion on Sometimes You Just Cant Help Yourself within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Today started off normally and I decided to pay a visit to my friend's orchid ...

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    Today started off normally and I decided to pay a visit to my friend's orchid nursery with another good friend of ours in tow as I had just rescued a paph barbatum from a friend's son who was bored with caring for the said plant and I needed a new pot to repot the plant. After some chit chat, we proceeded to lunch and then took a leisurely stroll back to the nursery. I had thus far resisted buying anything and it appeared that I would only have to pay for the cost of the pot until my eyes rested on an interesting dark green mottled with silver grey leaves plant. Curiosity piqued, I enquired from my friend what orchid this was and thats when I heard the clarion call as he said "This is GOOD STUFF!". Turns out I was looking at phalaenopsis lindenii and thats when I realised I was looking at a whole lot of orchids hanging around the same area which I had not spotted earlier! My friend then told me that he was helping a friend of his dispose of the orchids for a good price and thats when my saliva glands started going into overdrive as I started looking at the names of the plants. To cut a long story short..I ended up using all the money I had in my wallet and got the following:-

    1. Phal. Lindenii
    2. Phal. Celebensis
    3. Phal. Javanica
    4. Phal Sumatrana
    5. Phal. Fuscata
    6. Phal. Deliciosa
    7. Phal Cornu Cervi (its a wild species but not sure which var as there was no tag but it was a big mature plant!!)

    I ended up spending ard RM150 which is around USD 50.

    Here are a few I didnt buy as I had to let my friend buy some!

    Phal. Venosa
    Phal Tetraspis
    PHal. Fusciata
    Phal. Violacea var Mentawai
    Phal. Maculata
    Phal Floresensis
    PHal Gigantea

    Im still cursing the fact I didnt bring more money!

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    Congratulations for big haul Gavin very pretty species indeed dont curse yourself you still can go again and next time make sure your wallet very thick with 50 notes.He.he.he.

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    If only I live near Ipoh. LOL! Congrats Gavin. Don't forget to share the photos .

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    Hahaha, I fear by tomorrow there will be none left!

    Mazlan: Im sure there are loads of places to buy orchids in Selangor! More than Ipoh Im sure!

    Every month I tell myself I will not spend more money, and every month I fail to do so! Im woeful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlani View Post
    If only I live near Ipoh. LOL! Congrats Gavin. Don't forget to share the photos .
    Definitely will post the pics when they bloom...not sure when though as the plants were rather weak as the previous owner had neglected them for a while.

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    congratulations Gavin! Nice orchid choices.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Jealous!! I have to drive for an hour to get to an orchid nursery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daethen View Post
    Jealous!! I have to drive for an hour to get to an orchid nursery.
    Dont be! Think of it this way, when you finally go, Im sure you have you wishlist in one hand and a wad full of money in the other!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavstang View Post
    Hahaha, I fear by tomorrow there will be none left!

    Mazlan: Im sure there are loads of places to buy orchids in Selangor! More than Ipoh Im sure!

    Every month I tell myself I will not spend more money, and every month I fail to do so! Im woeful!
    The last sentence sounds very familiar to me too LOL..

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    Very good haul, Gavin. Must meet up with you next time I'm Ipoh, so you can take me to the nursery. hehehe

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